Enlarge / CBD All-Natural Hemp Oil by That’s Natural! is sold as a supplement but should be regulated as a drug, the FDA says. (credit: That’s Natural! Marketing & Consulting)
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday publicly scolded and threatened companies claiming that marijuana-based products could treat or cure cancer.
In the harshly worded announcement, the agency suggested that the “deceptive marketing” was tantamount to “health fraud” and that the agency was “increasingly concerned at the proliferation of products claiming to treat or cure serious diseases like cancer.”
The FDA called out four companies in particular during the tongue-lashing.

The agency alleges that they were making illegal and unproven health claims about products containing the marijuana component cannabidiol (CBD).

The companies—Greenroads Health, Natural Alchemist, That’s Natural! Marketing and Consulting, and Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises LLC—collectively marketed more than 25 CBD-containing products as being able to reverse, prevent, and/or cure various types of cancers, according to the agency.
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